Pipeline Design and Integrity Seminar – Jointly hosted by SUT and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland


17 June, 2015



June 17, 2015

The Society for Underwater Technology and the Hydrographic Society in Scotland held their popular joint half-day technical seminar again in Aberdeen on Wednesday, 17 June.

The topic for the seminar was ‘Pipeline Design and Integrity’, one which has, and is, spawning new ideas, inspection techniques and technologies, yet at the same time continues to generate debate and a variety of approaches to the challenge.  Operators strive to meet their regulatory requirements, while at the same time planning life extensions, and looking for cost savings in both capex for new installations, and opex for  their existing infrastructure.  The seminar topics were chosen to provide an overview of the issues, technologies and methodologies being applied to this challenging and interesting aspect of our industry.

Registration and buffet lunch
Welcome and scene setting Eric Primeau, Survey Team Lead, BP North Sea Region

SESSION 1 Chaired by Sean Grassick, Inspection Operations Manager, Subsea 7
David Bruton, Director Subsea, Crondall Energy (UK) – click here for presentation
Higher Quality Inspection of Deepwater Flowlines will Save Costs on Future Projects
Ducan Allen, Fugro – click here for presentation
High Speed High Intensity Photogrammetry Data for Out of Straightness
Scott Winning, Subsea 7
Inertial Aiding Pressure Sensors for Precise Determination of Vertical OOS

SESSION 2 Chaired by Jim MacRae, Subsea IM Manager, Genesis Oil and Gas
Martin Bluck, Senior Product Manager Magnetics, Geometry & Mapping, PII Pipeline Solutions, a GE Oil and Gas and Al Shaheen joint venture – click here for presentation
Advancements in the Detection & Sizing of Pinhole Metal Loss in Onshore and Offshore Pipelines
Dr Konrad Reber, Innospection – click here for presentation
Alternatives to In-Line Inspection (ILI) for Inspecting Offshore Pipelines and Risers
Brian Taylor, PULSE Monitoring – click for here presentation
Fatigue Monitoring of Pipeline Spans

SESSION 3 Chaired by Michael O’Sullivan, Technology & Development Director, Enovate
Elspeth Allen, Genesis Oil and Gas – click here for presentation
Pipeline Corrosion – can it always be modelled with confidence?
Olivier Delcroix, Technip
Monitoring Systems Design and Integration
Damir Tadjev, Wood Group Kenny – click here for presentation
Life Extension of Dynamic Flexible Risers – A Case Study

Closing Presentation Eric Primeau, Survey Team Lead, BP North Sea Region

Organised in association with The Hydrographic Society in Scotland.

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